Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, April 30, 2012

Abandoned Barns

A couple of weeks ago on a cloudy, dreary day I had to run an errand in a nearby townWhile I was there I decided to take a little drive and see what I could find.  On the edge of town I found this old abandoned barn and house.

 




I drove out of town a couple of miles and found this old tumbling down barn with a shed that was already on the ground.


These are my barn pics for this weeks Barn Charm.  You can see barns of all sizes, shapes, colors, and conditions here.


Barn Charm

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Until next time,


Barb

25 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

So is that a house with red AND yellow weathered paint? Beautiful! Great post!

Sall's Country Life said...

I love the old paint choices, red and yellow!! They were way ahead of their time.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

That's a sweet old house and more great old barns! I can picture that house freshly painted and window window boxes overflowing with flowers. Makes you wonder who lived there, doesn't it? Great post, Barb.
Hugs, Cindy

Beth said...

what a interesting color choice. fun!! (:

Debbie said...

you have to wonder what's holding them up?? great finds....i also love that little ole' house!!

Mari said...

Amazing find! I love photos of abandoned barns and houses and these are great examples!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are great, but that last one looks like a gust of wind would take it down! Nice shots!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice shots. i like how the trees come in close to the old buildings.

Rose said...

Oh, I love that last shot..why do the falling down barns appeal to all of us so much?

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The old abandoned houses and barns are so interesting to me, I always wonder about the family that once lived there. These buildings have been around a long time!

Carole M. said...

you got some lovely pics there Barb; the third one actually looks like an old house. Good to get extra value from your journey by taking your camera along with you

Keetha Broyles said...

Doesn't it just make you wonder what memories those barns and that house have - - - what stories could they tell us?

I LOVE that water trough in front of the first barn.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I see old run down, abandoned places like that & wonder what happened to the owners... did they pass away & leave the place to their children who just don't know what to do w/ the property, so they leave it to fall down? That's the only explanation I can come up w/, because how can anyone afford to leave their home & have the money to buy another place to live?

Great finds, Barb, & thanks so much for joining =)

Dorothy said...

Love the old barns and the old house. Makes you wonder what kind of lives the people who lived there had. Bet they worked hard.
Dorothy~~

Deanna said...

Super photos of a time gone by.

Robyn said...

Barb, the old house really grabs my attention.

Sounds like you had a fun time finding old barns.

Zoey said...

seeing barns and homes like that always makes me wonder about the lives of the people who lived there. Great photos, Barb.

Genie said...

Barb...All of there could be seen multiple times in my county. I love that you showed us the different shots. They are all so nice. I am trying to figure out in my mind the yellowish paint. We have several abandoned houses here that have bits and pieces of yellow. I am wondering if there was a kind of lead paint used back years ago that actually faded out as yellow. I know, I am crazy :-) genie

Nancy said...

I love the little house at the end. I bet it holds some sweet memories. :)

Like your new blog format, Barb.

outjunking said...

Why do people let these building go. That house is so cute.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love these pictures! They would make great paintings!

Thanks for enjoying my Covered Bridge and glad that you were able to see them on your trip to New England!

Elaine said...

The last one looks like it's in the process of falling down as you shot the photo--I think you got the shot just in time!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, Oh you found some great spots of interest to photograph. Love the barn and the old house. It looks like it was painted yellow and red at one time.
Wonderful post from your travels. I know you are having fun.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

WOW! You never cease to amaze me with your lovely pictures. I am completely addicted to these beautiful farms and you have such a talent for capturing just the perfect "look". I'm hoping these will be available soon to purchase??? hint...hint...
Hope you have a wonderful week , Barb. xo

~Mary said...

You really have a great eye for old buildings. Did you ever think of printing and selling your photos? Maybe you already have, lol.